Farnborough Grammar School
Prospect Avenue, Farnborough, Hampshire
Telephone : Farnborough 539
Wales - Easter 1959
For one of the day long coach excursions we were joined by Colin (Bruiser) Wilson, a Welshman and
newly appointed Physics master whose home was in Merthyr
Tydfil, and got as far as Shropshire and the Wrekin. En-route we stopped in a near derelict
village called The Bog where there were unguarded disused mineshafts down which we dropped pebbles
and the more mathematically inclined calculated the depth.
The Bog was apparently deserted which allowed us to roam anywhere and to places that present day
teachers would probably not have tolerated. Inevitably its memorable name was the source of much amusement.
Here we see the centre of the village and the decaying mine head. On the right we make our way back
to our coach. The figure on the left is almost certainly Colin Wilson. See the larger image to be
sure. On the return journey to Farnborough we went through Colins home town of Merthyr and saw him
outside his house alongside one of the major thoroughfares washing his car. The usual inane cheers
were heard from the back seat coach passengers of which I was one!
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